We are the University of Glasgow Iceland Expedition team of 2020! This summer we are travelling north to Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre in Iceland's East Fjords to do vital research on Atlantic Puffins, Arctic foxes, and seabirds. Your support will help protect these species from the effects of man-made pollution and a changing climate.
Armed with binoculars, waterproof note pads, a strong work ethic and a sense of humour, we will help combat ecological threats by increasing scientific knowledge and public understanding of the effects of climate change and pollution. Through the research done on the expedition, our team of six young scientist intend to:
· Add to global scientific understanding of biodiversity, animal behaviour, and man-made environmental effects in Iceland.
· Educate others about nature and the importance of sub-arctic ecosystems such as Iceland.
· Increase awareness of the effects of pollution and climate change on animals like the Atlantic puffin and Arctic fox.
Your contribution will not only help protect wild animals and unique ecosystems, but will also support young researchers develop vital skills that will help them succeed in their future careers such as teamwork, communication, and commitment. The expedition also offers the opportunity to work alongside skilled and passionate researchers from all over the world, and supports a community of passionate people committed to working together to protect wildlife and create a world we can all live in.
Your gift is an investment in animals and young people, and your financial support will help protect animals and support vital ecosystems.
This expedition is run as a part of the University of Glasgow Exploration Society, which has demonstrated a standard of excellence in undergraduate research worldwide since 1920. The Iceland Expedition 2020 continues the Society's commitment to international cooperation, scientific excellence, and environmental responsibility.
For your generosity...
-Adopt an Icelandic Animal!
Donate £5 and we will give you cool pictures, updates, and facts about one of the amazing critters found here.
-Cute, Homemade Felt Animals!
Donate £10 and we will send you a felt made Icelandic animal. We have 24 hours of daylight to burn, so give us an incentive to get crafty!
Thank you for visiting our funding page. Follow us on social media and we will provide updates and witty (and educational) anecdotes on our Blog, Facebook events, and Instagram.
To learn more about Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre: https://skalanes.com/
To learn more about the University of Glasgow Exploration Society: http://glasgowexsoc.org.uk
- Andrew Watson
- Bill Durward
- Neena Granlund
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